|March 20||10:00 AM|
- FIRST MLB CAMP CUTS
Optioned Wynton Bernard (OF) to Double-A Erie
The first round of cuts from big league camp are in, and there are no surprises yet, as is to be expected. Guys like VerHagen or Fields might have had a very outside shot at competing for a roster spot, but probably would have needed an injury or something along those lines to make it happen. The rest of the guys were destined for the minor leagues anyway, and just were getting the opportunity in big league camp.
Major League camp still has 44 players in it, so there will still be a number of additional cuts to get down to the final 25-man roster between now and when camp breaks just before Opening Day. Those decisions will likely involve quite a bit more competition and debate for the final roster spots.
As TigsTown has mentioned, there are only roughly five roster spots open at this point in time, with the other 20 spoken for. That means there are more or less 24 guys left in big league camp competing for one of five spots to start the year in Detroit.
|March 18||12:00 PM|
- SPRING SIGNINGS
Signed Jiwan Jones (OF) to minor league deal
Signed Ryan Perry (RHP) to minor league deal
Signed Lance Durham (1B/DH) to minor league deal
Jamie Johnson (OF) retired